Report of shot fired nearby prompts Keene College lockdown

The report of a shot fired in a neighborhood near Keene State College prompted a temporary lockdown on campus.

College spokeswoman Kelly Ricaurte says the college went into immediate lockdown around 10 a.m. Wednesday after Keene police responded to a domestic incident involving a gun.

The suspect was quickly caught. The lockdown was lifted just before 10:30 and no injuries were reported.

Ricaurte says initial reports that the suspect ran onto the campus were incorrect.

Keene police did not immediately return a call seeking further details.

The public college in southwestern New Hampshire has about 5,700 students.

A spokesperson for Keene State released the following statement:

Keene police responded to a domestic incident involving a firearm in a neighborhood bordering the College this morning at approximately 10:00 a.m. The College immediately went into lockdown status. A report that the suspect was on the Keene State College campus was incorrect. Keene police located the firearm, apprehended the suspect and the College removed lockdown status at 10:26 a.m. No injuries were reported.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.